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Plans for new recycling depot for South Cheshire unveiled

Plans for new recycling depot for South Cheshire unveiled

A new recycling and refuse plant is to be built in South Cheshire, replacing Pyms Lane which is to be sold to Bentley.

Cheshire East Council wants to build a multi-purpose depot on the site of the disused Ideal Standard factory in Middlewich.

December 20, 2014
£30k pay rise for Cheshire East director in charge of Local Plan

£30k pay rise for Cheshire East director in charge of Local Plan

A Cheshire East Council director whose department presided over the much-criticised effort to deliver the Local Plan, is set to be promoted with a £30,000 pay rise.

Caroline Simpson (pictured) is set to move from “director of economic growth and prosperity” to “executive director of economic growth and prosperity”, according to a report.

December 17, 2014
Nantwich councillor blasts Cheshire East for blocking Local Plan motion

Nantwich councillor blasts Cheshire East for blocking Local Plan motion

Independent councillors say a motion calling for Cheshire East Council leaders to quit over the Local Plan fiasco has been blocked.

Councillor Arthur Moran, of Nantwich North, and Cllr Brendan Murphy constructed the motion to be tabled at a full council meeting this Thursday.

December 10, 2014
Council-run respite care homes in South Cheshire earn 12-month reprieve

Council-run respite care homes in South Cheshire earn 12-month reprieve

Council-run respite care homes serving Nantwich residents have been given a 12-month reprieve.

The future of Lincoln House in Crewe looked in doubt as Cheshire East Council looks to the independent sector to provide future care.

December 10, 2014
HS2 railway conference staged in South Cheshire as Chancellor visits Crewe

HS2 railway conference staged in South Cheshire as Chancellor visits Crewe

Key players from the region’s railway industry are meeting in South Cheshire to outline the benefits of the proposed HS2 North West hub station at Crewe.

And it comes on the same day Chancellor George Osborne visited Bentley in Crewe to further outline the impact of his Autumn statement on the economy.

December 4, 2014
Councillors blast Cheshire East over four-fold rise in housing appeal losses

Councillors blast Cheshire East over four-fold rise in housing appeal losses

Opposition councillors have blasted Conservative-led Cheshire East Council over the growing number of housing appeal losses.

New figures show Cheshire East has lost a staggering 29 appeals in 2014 alone – four times the number they lost in 2012.

December 3, 2014
Cheshire East Council bosses defend £3.7million Local Plan spending

Cheshire East Council bosses defend £3.7million Local Plan spending

Cheshire East Council bosses have defended the £3.7 million spent on the Local Plan which has taken more than five years to put together.

Critics have attacked the authority for spending the amount after a planning inspector criticised the Plan for not addressing housing supply needs.

November 25, 2014
Household green waste in Nantwich suspended for two months

Household green waste in Nantwich suspended for two months

Nantwich residents are being warned that household green waste is about to be suspended for the winter.

Cheshire East Council say the suspension between December 8 and February 13 (inclusive) will save taxpayers money.

November 21, 2014
Cheshire East councillor steps aside as ‘flawed’ Local Plan costs top £3.7 million

Cheshire East councillor steps aside as ‘flawed’ Local Plan costs top £3.7 million

Furious opposition councillors have called for Cheshire East Council heads to roll after figures revealed £3.7 million has been spent on the authority’s flawed Local Plan.

And the first casualty was unveiled today, as Cllr David Brown who has overseen the Plan since 2010 announced he is stepping aside.

November 19, 2014
Protect Stapeley campaigner blasts council over Local Plan problems

Protect Stapeley campaigner blasts council over Local Plan problems

A campaigner fighting to keep developers away from Stapeley and Nantwich says Cheshire East’s Local Plan delay will “inevitably lead” to more unsuitable developments.

Pat Cullen, who runs Protect Stapeley, has blasted council staff for failing after five years to get the Local Plan adopted.

November 18, 2014
New site targets illegal traveller camps in Cheshire East

New site targets illegal traveller camps in Cheshire East

Council chiefs hope to open a new site to stop illegal traveller camps setting up in Nantwich and other areas.

More than 75 illegal camps have been reported across Cheshire East this year, with one recently on Barony Park in Nantwich.

November 17, 2014
Six-month delay to Cheshire East Local Plan after planning inspector’s criticism

Six-month delay to Cheshire East Local Plan after planning inspector’s criticism

A damning report by a Planning Inspector has told Cheshire East Council its long-awaited Local Plan is still not good enough to be adopted.

The blow, described as “regrettable” by council chiefs, was delivered by an inspector giving his “interim views” on the Plan’s soundness and legal compliance.

November 12, 2014
Free parking in Nantwich for Christmas weekend shoppers

Free parking in Nantwich for Christmas weekend shoppers

Parking charges on council-run car parks in Nantwich will be scrapped on three Saturdays before Christmas.

The move is designed to boost trade in Nantwich during the peak festive shopping period.

November 12, 2014